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Ride 100 – A Reflection

On Sunday just gone, I stood at the Olympic Park in Stratford with thousands of other cyclists waiting to start the 2018 incarnation of the Prudential Ride London 100 mile sportive. Despite the dullened skies and the ever increasing rain, spirits were high and…

An Update On Sponsorship 

In the time honoured tradition of post payday emails requesting sponsorship for various charity events, I sent mine out today. It’s always a little thrill when the Just Giving notification pops up on my phone and today was no different until I realised that…

Hills, Thrills & Lovely Cake

For the first time we managed to get together and get out on our bikes. We set out with the intention of covering some 25 miles, including a few hills and a stop for coffee! Warlingham and out into the Surrey/Kent border is a…

I Have A New Bike…. Well, Almost!

I got back on a bike in January 2014 after around 20 years of not being on one. I’d given up smoking the previous October and I was determined to get a bit fitter so, to have a goal, I signed up for the…

Preparation Out Of The Saddle

With a full time job and a family to consider, it is incredibly difficult to find the time to get out on my bike. Rides of any decent length are likely to be reserved for the weekends so I’ve become more aware of the…

Clips, Slips and Countryside

The start to my reacquaintance with my bike was a punctuated by a week abroad in Corfu. I’d managed a 11 mile ride the week before we went away so I was itching to get out this weekend, though Saturday’s weather suggested that might…

Confirmation!

So I got a call from Danielle at Skyline Events today, confirming that we are definitely on the list to participate in next year’s event. I have to say, a little surge of adrenaline went through me when she said we were on it…….